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Lakes Region Workforce Development Resource Summit

February 27, 2018







Invites you to:


A regional event bringing together business leaders, federal and state resource providers and community developers to help Lakes Region businesses improve employee hiring and retention.


Friday, March 16th 9am - Noon


Lakes Region Community College, Automotive Building

Moderators:  Dr. Larissa Baia LRCC & MVSB


9am  Registration/Networking

9:30am Panel: Workforce Development in the Lakes Region

  • Jeanne Shaheen, United States Senator (Zac Williams) ***to be announced mid Feb based on DC schedule

  • Dr. Ross Gittell, Chancellor Community College System of NH

  • Justin Slattery, Belknap EDC–Internship database, 200x2020

  • Manufacturing – Mike Mullavey, Watts (invited)

  • Automotive - Donna Hosmer, AutoServ (invited)

  • Healthcare – Cass Walker, LRGHealthcare

  • Eversource – emphasizing technical needs statewide and the needs looking ahead


10:30am  Coffee/Networking


11:00am Panel: Best Practices for Employers/Community Infrastructure /What Attracts People to Live in our Region?

  • Importance of ELOs –  Amy Yeakel, Newfound Regional School District

  • Housing –  Carmen Lorentz, Lakes Region Developers

  • Student/Business/YP success story – Larissa/Carlene Rose  to invite student to share their experience

  • Job Grant Success Stories –Kathy Morin, Laconia Refrigeration (plumbers apprenticeships)

  • Running Start, Mike Fredericksen- Laconia High School Principal

  • Businesses Creating Unique Work Cultures –Laconia Manager Lori Contraros, T-Bones/Cactus Jack’s

  • Businesses Creating Unique Work Culture – Dr. Melissa Kennell, Children’s Dentistry


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